Aug 20, 2015

Yvonne Craig (1937 - 2015)

As Commissioner Gordon's daughter Barbara, whose alter-ego Batgirl helped The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder out of a few jams, Yvonne Craig was an early crush (sometimes "the first") for many pubescent boys who watched TV's Batman in the 1960s (or during syndication in the 1970s and 80s before being lost amidst copyright limbo). In fact, many of her roles on the big or small screens had the same appeal. On or offscreen, the gorgeous Ms. Craig had a feline attraction, yet she also exhibited a great intelligence, which made her even more alluring and appealing. There was a "sexy librarian" charm about her bright eyes and arched eyebrows, at once exhibiting cunning and "come hither".

Aug 18, 2015

Early Monthly Segments Presents: Keith Lock + Oliver Bancroft (in person!)

Hard to believe that next Monday, Early Monthly Segments will be presenting their 75th show! Amazing. Hats off to programmers Scott Berry, Chris Kennedy and Kate MacKay, who present avant-garde cinema once a month at the Gladstone Art Bar in Toronto. For a small admission price, you can enjoy the history of independent-experimental film the way it should be seen: projected on 16mm with an audience.